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obama yesterday to talk about the effects severe budget cuts could have on their industry. lawmakers have until march 1st to compromise on a budget. without it, $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts in goverment spending take effect. half is from millitary spending. reports say defense companies are already delaying orders and hiring due to the threat of sequestration. president obama has nominated a business insider to run the department of the interior. sally jewell, ceo of the successful outdoor equipment company rei, has been nominated for the position. jewell is also a former banker and has worked as an official in the oil industry. she took over rei in 2005, and, if confirmed, will take her knowledge of the outdoors to the interior department. "the secretary of the interior is in charge of overseeing 500 million acres of public land in places like yellowstone and the grand canyon, and protecting our natural heritage for our children and our grandchildren." other notable capitol hill moves: timothy geithner, after departing from his role as treasury secretary, is now joining the counc
about immigration to president obama. the president welcomed the business leaders to the white house tuesday. he is pushing his "pathway to citizenship" plan for illegal immigrants already living in america. many republicans oppose the idea. the president believes a new immigration system benefits the broader economy. meanwhile on capitol hill, the mayor of san antonio, texes, julian castro, told a house committee yesterday he supports the pathway to citizenship. he also addressed the guest worker program some lawmakers want. "that may be one way to do it. however, in terms of the 11 million folks who are here, certainly putting them on a path to citizenship, ensuring that after they pay taxes, they pay a fine, they learn english, they get to the back of the line, that's the best option." castro calls the country's immigration system "broken," but adds that congress is on the cusp of making progress. president obama is seeking short-term solutions to fix the country's debt problems. the president has asked congress to decide on short-term spending cuts in lieu of a bigger package of
weekly address president obama said bad decisions by congress over deficit reduction in washington could hurt the u.s. economic recovery. >> we can't just cut our way poprosperrity. it hasn't worked in the past and it won't work today. it coo slow down our recovery. it could weaken our economy. and it could cost us jobs. not just now, but in the future. >> as he has done in past, the president today called for a balanced approach that would eliminate tax loopholes for the wealthiest americans and large corporations. >>> meanwhile the white house released this photo of president obama skeet shooting at camp david. the photo was taken back in august, but was released to answer skeptics who doubted mr. obama knew how to shoot. a tbs congresswoman questioned mr. obama's statements that he enjoys the sport and respects the traditions of hunting. >>> in turkey police have confirmed the identity of the suicide bomber who attacked an american embassy. police released this security video the bomber moments before he ignited the bomb. the terrorist group that claim responsible for the bombing no
times in our nation's capital. president obama failed to submit a budget plan, and republican house speaker john boehner is calling him out on the missed deadline. "this was supposed to be the day he submitted his budget to the congress. but it's not coming. it's going to be late. some reports say it could be a month late." the white house spokesman says republicans should take up and pass the president's previous budget plans, which include billions of dollars in revenue from higher taxes. according to reports, the white house did not release an exact date on when the president will issue his next budget, but the white house reportedly is blaming congress for taking until january to work out a deal that would avoid the fiscal cliff. new york governor andrew cuomo proposes one of the most ambitious home buyback programs ever attempted. $400 million would be used to purch homes destroyed by superstorm sandy along the state's coastline. the governor would then preserve that land so that nothing could be re-built, thereby re-shaping how the coastline would be used. the purchase program
: if confirmed hagel would be the only republican in president obama's cabinet. several republicans said they will vote against him but may not be able to stop his confirmation. >>> in news of the world tonight in the middle east, syria and it's ally iran are questioning retaliation for israel's air strike. syria's civil war has caused international concern that syria's weapons could fall into the hands of extremist groups. >>> in greece, train stations were emptied because of transit worker strikes. greece had to apply for international loans to deal with their budget crisis. >>> more flooding is expected in some places tomorrow, when a river crests. about 7,000 people have been told they won't be going home any time soon. another 23,000 are isolated literally cut off by the highway water and at least six deaths have been blamed so far on all the flooding. >>> she was accused of lipsyncking at obama's inaugu >>> at least two people are dead after a massive pile up on a highway in detroit involving 30 vehicles snow is falling but crews say the roads were salted. and in hendricks county i
. >>> there was a star studded event on capitol hill today. celebrities came out in support of president obama's call for new gun laws. >> the president and the first lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country. when your dad says something, you listen. >> that's comedian chris rock. he was joined by singer tony bennett, actress amanda pete, and actor adam scott. the event was organized by a group of mayors who want to help law enforcement get illegal firearms off of our streets. >>> many cities across the nation are advising washington of their support of gun control legislation. today, san francisco joined that movement. ktvu's heather holmes is live in the city where she talked with a supervisor behind this new push. >> this is the resolution introduced by the supervisor. it calls on the city to dievest its attention from cities who profit on gun sales. >> reporter: hitting manufacturers where it really hurts. their wallets. the supervisor is calling on the city's retirement board to stop investing in companies that provide guns and ammunition. right now, the san francisco employees r
was taken into custody in connection with a botched theft. >>> the obama administration is proposing a compromise on coverage for birth control. religious groups have objected to providing birth control. >>> more than $7,000 californians saw their health care go up. anthem blue cross raised it rates on individual policyholders saying it will lose money even with those hikes. consumer watchdog calls the rate hikes unreasonable. the advocacy group is also backing the november ballot initiative that would give the state the power to reject excessive rate increases. >>> an organic compound that has found banned products will include bpa. that means manufacturers will have to posta warning if the bpa exceeds the maximum limit. >>> quite a day today. the weekend looks like it's going to be very nice as well. today will be the warmest day all week with temperatures it got to the low 70s in some places. tracking some swell. they're headed right toward our coast. we'll see big surf especially as we get into sunday. as you get into this area, 20- foot waves big. if you look right along the coa
. >>> in san francisco, supporters of president obama's gun safety initiatives held a vigil. they took place this afternoon outside the san francisco federal building. the group is calling for mandatory. 26 sets of shoes were placed on the sidewalk to honor the victims in newtown at the protest. >>> street racing on bay area roads. at 10:30, how these drivers keep getting away with it and what happened when we took police to one of the hot spots. >> plus your money, the bay area city that wants more of it the plan to get there is no mass-produced human. so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs. each of your bodies. our sleep professionals will help you find your sleep number setting. exclusively at a sleep number store. sleep number. comfort... individualized. at the ultimate sleep number event, queen mattresses start at just $599. and save 50% on our innovative limited edition bed. >>> new at 10:00, the mayor of san jose tonight del
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